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VOL. 130 | NO. 61 | Monday, March 30, 2015

Plans Revealed for $55 Million Central Station Project

Conceptual plans were revealed Friday for the widely anticipated redevelopment of Central Station.

Wagner is New GOP Chairwoman

Mary Wagner, an attorney and leader of the local Republican party’s Young Republicans group, is the new chairwoman of the Shelby County Republican Party.

EMPHASIS Health Care

Go, Go Gadget Health

Wearable tech portends health industry shift

The proliferation of fitness bands, activity trackers, smartwatches that monitor a variety of health-related metrics and more makes one thing clear when it comes to health care.

Church Health Center Readies for Crosstown Move

The leadership of the Church Health Center has been talking for a few years now about the significance of its move into Crosstown Concourse in 2017 – an indication of its deeply held commitment to a vision the center’s founder has carried with him since his youth.

Local Weather
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Memphis, TN
58°F
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Wind: 5 mph
Humidity: 81%

EVENTS

Memphis Botanic Garden will kick off the 2015 Vine to Wine tasting series with “A Taste of Germany” Tuesday, March 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Each event features eight wines or cocktails in and light hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $25 for members or $35 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

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HealthChoice CEO Touts Data-Driven Care

Mitch Graves thinks there’s a better approach to health care than the model built around patching people up once they show up at their doctor’s office or in the emergency room.

FedEx Chips In on Namesake University of Memphis Institute

FedEx Corporate Services Inc. is donating $3 million over three years to the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis.

Housing Market Should Be Strong in 2015

At one point during a recent Memphis real estate summit a rather remarkable thing happened.

St. Mary’s Hosts Series on Raising Female Athletes

Concussions in female athletes – that was a worthy topic. But so was the college recruitment of female athletes. And their overall wellness, from fitness to nutrition to mindfulness.

County Commission Considers $3.6 Million Prison Food Contract With Aramark

Who feeds those behind bars in Shelby County has been a politically volatile government issue for years.

New Trial Ordered for Fifth Memphis Case

For the fifth time since August a state appellate court has reversed a conviction in Shelby County Criminal Court and ordered a new trial for the defendant.

SMALL BUSINESS

City & State Brings ‘General Store’ Feel to New Broad Shop

Lisa and Luis Toro have finally opened the doors and welcomed the first customers at City & State, a new general merchandise store on Broad Avenue stocked with “future vintage” goods.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Signs That You Need to Fire a Client

A beginning of a client and consultant relationship is a lot like a romantic courtship. Each party starts in a gleeful mode, inspired by the pure potential of working together. But all relationships, including professional ones, crash down to earth after an initial high. At this point your firm can tell if the partnership is a short-term assignment or a long-term collaborative relationship.

Tips to Use E-mail to Be More Efficient and Effective

Do you ever feel that you are fighting a losing battle to keep up on e-mail? Office workers spend an average of 2.6 hours per day reading and answering emails, according to McKinsey Global Institute.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Harwell to Again Co-Chair National Leadership Initiative

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – House Speaker Beth Harwell will once again co-chair the Republican State Leadership Committee's Right Women, Right Now initiative.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Economic Growth May Be Mild, But It's Also Really Durable

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy's tepid performance last quarter – a 2.2 percent annual growth rate – was typical of the economic rebound that began in the summer of 2009. Yet the sluggish pace of the recovery has a silver lining: This growth spurt has proved to be one of the most durable since World War II.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Plans to Give Away Most of His Fortune

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining a long list of magnates promising to give away most of the wealth that they amass during their careers.

Consumer Sentiment Slips in March on Bad Weather

WASHINGTON (AP) – Bad weather and rising gasoline prices pushed U.S. consumer sentiment a bit lower in March.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Yellen: A Rate Increase May Be Warranted Later This Year

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that continued improvement in the U.S. economy means an increase in the Fed's key interest rate could come later this year.

Obama Urges Expansion of 'Take Child to Work' Day

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says the White House will open next month's annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day to children whose parents don't work in the building.

TECHNOLOGY

Internet Outages Reveal Gaps in US Broadband Infrastructure

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring vulnerability in the nation's Internet infrastructure: no backup systems in many places.

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PROPERTY SALES 62 340 3,755
MORTGAGES 104 472 5,266
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 23 129 1,200
BUILDING PERMITS 0 574 9,139
BANKRUPTCIES 69 314 3,656
BUSINESS LICENSES 34 137 1,554
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 74 1,028 4,943
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